AMERICAN MODERNISM, URBAN REALISM, and THE EIGHTSelect Works from the Carl E. Eriksson Collection
On February 3, 1908, the Macbeth Gallery in New York exhibited work by a stylistically diverse group of young American artists. When the exhibition closed sixteen days later on February 19, Arthur B. Davies, William Glackens, Robert Henri, Ernest Lawson, George Luks, Maurice B. Prendergast, Everett Shinn, and John Sloan—The Eight, as they came to be known—were a phenomenon, and the American art scene was forever changed.
The Zanesville Museum of Art is proud to present American Modernism, Urban Realism, and The Eight. This exciting exhibition presents a selection of thirty-seven original oil paintings, sketches, and prints by six members of The Eight. Exhibited publicly for the first time, this striking collection, loaned to the ZMA by Carl E. Eriksson, reveals the significant cultural changes America had undergone during the turn of the last century and how the six young artists who depicted these changes, set the stage for American Modernism.
On view October 7, 2016, through January 7, 2017, in the Great Gallery.
EXHIBITION OPENING | Friday, October 76–8 pm, at the ZMA.
Enjoy the sounds of Evan Abood
Complimentary light bites, beverages, and a cash bar.
EXHIBITION LECTURE | Wednesday, December 1412–1 pm, at the ZMA in Linn Auditorium.
The Passionate Rebellion, by ZMA Executive Director Laine Snyder.